Chicago Breast & Lymphedema Symposium 2016

Chicago, IL US
September 16, 2016 to September 17, 2016
The Chicago Breast & Lymphedema Symposium will identify, discuss and demonstrate complex breast reconstruction and lymphedema therapies within the framework of creating and maintaining multidisciplinary relationships.
The standard of care for breast cancer and for lymphedema spans multiple disciplines, including surgical oncology, plastic surgery, medical and radiation oncology, breast radiology, as well as rehabilitation. Outcomes are optimized for patients when multidisciplinary care is well coordinated. Symposium faculty will illustrate concrete examples of successful patient care through coordinated intervention, by breaking down individual procedures and analyzing steps in patient care. Faculty will also discuss technique and challenges encountered in various surgical procedures.
Following the symposium program, registrants will be able to differentiate when to use various breast reconstruction and lymphedema procedures as well as how to facilitate new relationship across disciplines to promote improved patient outcome.


Target Audience

This activity has been designed for physicians, residents, fellows, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and mid-level providers in the specialties of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, General Surgery, Breast Surgery, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and Lymphedema as well as other health professionals interested in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and lymphedema.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the most appropriate therapies for breast cancer, breast reconstruction, and lymphedema;
  • Recognize optimal patients for pre-pectoral implant reconstruction;
  • Identify multidisciplinary strategies available for addressing complex patient diagnoses;
  • Select donor sites for autologous tissue reconstruction;
  • Determine the expected outcomes from treatment of lymphedema based on analyzed case studies and examples;
  • Relate how to perform various surgical treatments of lymphedema;
  • State how to apply knowledge of different patient diagnoses to clinical practice
  • Describe the clinical implications and physiological impact of autologous breast reconstruction in terms of physical and occupational therapy  in an effort to restore patient’s functional mobility and quality of life;
  • Determine opportunities to work collaboratively in interprofessional teams to enhance the quality of patient care and clinical outcomes in the therapeutic areas of breast cancer, breast reconstruction, and lymphedema.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Eve Kuzma
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 11.25 Occupational Therapist
  • 11.25 Participation
  • 11.25 Physical Therapist
Event starts: 
09/16/2016 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
09/17/2016 - 12:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
The Virgin Hotel Chicago
203 N. Wabash, Chicago, Illinois 60601
Chicago, IL 60601
United States

The 2016 Chicago Breast and Lymphedema Symposium will be hosted at The Virgin Hotel Chicago. For information on how to book a room, please click here.

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  Nora Jaskowiak, MD, FACS
  Associate Professor of Surgery
  Section of General Surgery
  The University of Chicago Medicine



  David W. Chang, MD, FACS
  Professor of Surgery
  Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  The University of Chicago Medicine



  Julie E. Park, MD, FACS
  Associate Professor of Surgery
  Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  The University of Chicago Medicine

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with anycommercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
The University of Chicago Medical Center is a licensed continuing education provider with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy, license # 216-000030 and Occupational Therapy, license #224-000054. All participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance. This course is approved for 8 continuing education hours for licensed therapists (PT, PTA, or OT, COTA) in Illinois for Friday attendance and 3.25 continuing education hours for Saturday. The University of Chicago Medical Center has not applied to any other state for therapist CE credit. Participants will need to do this individually through their jurisdiction outside of Illinois.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation.  For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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Early bird registration available! Use the code "CBLS50" for to receive the early registration rate!
Applicable to physicians and allied healthcare professionals only. Expires June 15, 2016.
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CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee, less a $100 administrative fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by September 12, 2016. No refunds will be made after September 12, 2016.

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